Coping with the loss of a close friend or family member is one of the most difficult challenges of life. When we lose a spouse , sibling or parent our grief can be particularly intense. Loss is a natural part of life but we can still be overcome by shock and confusion which can lead to periods of sadness or depression. Sadness typically passes but grieving is an important process in order to overcome these feelings.
What Can Be Done About Grief?
Research shows that most people can recover from loss on their own through the passage of time if they have social support and healthy habits. It may take a year or two to come to terms with loss. There is no normal time period for grief. Do not expect to pass through phases of grief, as new research suggests that most people do not go through stages as progressive steps. Humans are naturally resilient. However, some people may struggle for longer periods and be unable to carry out normal activities. People with severe grief could benefit from the help of a psychologist or another licensed mental health professional with a specialization in grief.
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